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83rd Legislative Session Priorities

ACC is a member of the Texas Association of Community Colleges (TACC) and supports its 5-point campaign for the 2013 session:

  1. Workforce and Skills Alignment

    Community colleges are educating students and building their skills in the industries that are critical to sustaining Texas prosperity.
  2. Measuring and Funding Success

    Student success in community colleges consists of effectively meeting the educational goals of students. Colleges also must have sufficient funding.
  3. College Readiness

    Community colleges provide the vast majority of developmental education in Texas, and major changes must be made in the delivery and design of content.
  4. Transfer and Articulation

    Texas community colleges are developing easily transferrable coursework and common curriculum standards and measures of student progress.
  5. Texans in Community Colleges

    Community colleges offer a diverse array of educational opportunities for students at all skill levels and from every corner of Texas.

Learn more about legislative priorities at TXSuccess.com.


Sharing your views with legislators

The College pursues a coordinated effort to support approved governmental initiatives. Please help us in pursuing our goal and contact one of the Governmental and Community Relations staff before visiting any public officials to address college issues. Public officials include members of the legislature and personnel at any state agency, city, county, or other government offices.

Please note that when you contact a public official about a matter of individual concern, you may identify yourself as a College employee, but you must make it clear that you are representing your own views and not those of the College.

Legislative Updates

Bills Passed the 83rd Legislature - June 4 (PDF)

May 28, 2013 - Governor Perry calls special session

With the ink barely dry on the bills passed during the 83rd Legislature's regular session, Gov. Rick Perry on Monday called lawmakers back into an immediate special session to consider redistricting measures for the Legislature and the Texans who serve in the U.S. Congress.

The Senate has recessed until Thursday. The House is set to gavel in for the special session on 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Legislative Links

  • Texas Legislature Online: Provides links to an explanation of the legislative process in Texas, the names of legislators in your area sorted by city, zip code,etc., bills, committees, guides to the legislative process and other valuable resources.
  • Thomas Legislative Information Online: A service of the Library of Congress, this web site is a good starting point to research any bill before the legislature on the federal level. You'll also find links to both houses of Congress.